Graham Hughes

Advanced Professional Member
Location CHESTER, CH1
Mobile 07851 433 505
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LinkedIn Graham Hughes
Twitter @GHughesEd


For publishers


  • Using Word with Track Changes
  • On paper, using BSI symbols


  • PDF mark-up via Adobe Acrobat Reader (using the Comment feature), or PDF-XChange Viewer (using BSI proofreading stamps, or other notation as required)
  • On paper, using BSI symbols

For other customers

Different levels of editing or proofreading, according to your needs, using Word or PDF documents. I can also help you to create or revise a style guide.


My website has more on what I can do for you, along with guidance on pricing and payment.

Editorial experience

I have been a full-time editorial freelance since 2013. Please visit my website for a more detailed portfolio and a full list of testimonials (a few are included on this page).


  • Books: mainstream non-fiction (mainly sport, including football and cricket), academic (mainly humanities), educational, fiction
  • Business reports/documents
  • Client magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Website content, marketing material, menus, staff training guides
  • Research papers, articles, theses, dissertations, essays
  • School reports




Other organisations


  • Independent authors
  • Students, researchers

Education and training

BSc Data Processing (Loughborough University, 1987)

PRINCE2 (project management) accreditation at Foundation level (2008)


  • Efficient Editing: Strategies and Tactics (2017)
  • Copy-Editing Mentoring scheme (2016)
  • Copy-Editing Progress (2016)
  • Proofreading Mentoring scheme (2014)
  • Proofreading Progress (2014)
  • Introduction to Copy-Editing (2014)
  • Introduction to Proofreading (2013)

Publishing Training Centre:

  • Copy-Editing – Merit (2015)
  • Basic Proofreading – Merit (2014)

The Writers Bureau:

  • Proofreading and Copy-Editing (2012)


I worked in IT for 26 years as an analyst, developer, project manager and team leader, in the transport, financial services, government (US, state-level), telecommunications and retail sectors. This gave me great experience of working methodically, with an emphasis on planning and attention to detail.

Employers: British Rail, Strategic Systems Solutions, Pinkerton Computer Consultants, Capgemini.

I am also the author of a book on the history of football, rugby and all related sports.


I can work with most subjects, but I have specialist knowledge of the following:

  • Information technology (analysis, computer programming, testing, project management, quality assurance, support)
  • Sport and its history
  • Rock and pop music.


Graham has copy-edited several books for us and his work has consistently been of a very high standard. His application of house style and attention to detail is nothing short of excellent and I am happy to recommend him.

Dean Rockett, Pitch Publishing

We three would like to thank you profusely for the detailed, expert work that you are doing on our book manuscript. Indeed, we are scratching our heads and trying to recall if any of us have ever seen better copy-editing!

Mary Elise Sarotte, Dean’s Professor of History, University of Southern California

We use Graham as a regular editor of our business reports, a task to which he brings both a keen eye for detail and an instinctive sense of style … He copes well with the vagaries of our ever-changing timelines, is able to handle challenges well beyond normal editorial services, and is always professional. I recommend him very highly.

C J Rowe, delivery and quality manager

Graham's work has consistently been accurate, comprehensive and insightful. His can-do attitude and efficient approach make him a valuable asset to any publishing enterprise.

Editor, B2B content marketing agency